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  • compare to hebrew: "galgal" ( galgal = גלגל ) meaning: wheel
2A02:6680:1130:1E4F:1D79:5F76:FF24:F81B 20:40, 24 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]
No need to go that far afield. Partial reduplication of Latin gȳrus (circle) (from Ancient Greek γῦρος (gûros, ring, circle)) + -illus (diminutive suffix) works just as well, and it has the advantage of explaining the "y" (a letter that generally only appears in Latin in loanwords from Ancient Greek) and the "r". As for the reduplication, Hebrew גלגל(wheel) is just reduplication of Hebrew גלל(roll). If you think about it, rolling and circular things inherently tend to repeat, so reduplication makes perfect sense. Chuck Entz (talk) 04:30, 25 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]